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Kristin Hersh, Don't Suck, Don't Die

Kristin Hersh, Don't Suck, Don't Die

In conjunction with new paperback release of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh reflects on her relationship with the late musician Vic Chesnutt and her commitment to telling the truth through her art.

This enriching conversation unpacks how creating art is like raising a child, how not to suck as a creative person, and how pain should be part of becoming a healer. Hersh honors Vic, sharing her favorite memories from the road and explaining why she finally agreed to write Don’t Suck, Don’t Die. She emits so much wisdom, revealing how she learned to “crawl into” prose writing to add dimension to her music and not let "staying in the heavy" obscure hope. We also delve into the process of writing her nonfiction novel Rat Girl.
 

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